Auto Glass Week is right around the corner!

“Auto Glass Week™ 2018 brings together company owners, technicians, vendors and manufacturers for an event devoted to the automotive glass industry. The conference will be held Thursday – Saturday, September 27-29, 2018, in scenic San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Auto Glass Week™ features front row seats to the first-ever Auto Glass Technician Calibration Competition, Customer Service Representative (CSR) Finals, the auto glass repair and replacement competitions, inspiring keynote speakers, educational seminars, and an exhibition floor featuring top suppliers.”

Check out the Auto Glass Week website here.

Auto Glass Week continues to grow in attendance and popularity each year. Looking at the schedule and number of sponsors, attendees will have a variety of meetings, competitions, and other events to experience. If you missed the pre-registration window, tickets can still be purchased on-site.

Our qualified technicians would love to participate in AGW. However, we’re quite busy serving our customers here in Minnesota! We’re here to provide a wide range of auto glass services. Call us at 952-797-4374 for more details!

New tariffs on auto glass will go in effect this month

“Chinese materials used in the auto glass and glazing industries will be subject to a 10 percent tariff effective September 24, 2018. The Trump Administration announced a finalized list of $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods Monday. Starting January 1, 2019, the new tariffs will increase to 25 percent.

The tariff list includes:

  • Various float glass products;
  • Glass mirrors;
  • Glass frit; and
  • Laminated safety glass.”

Read the full story here.

The trade war is in full effect these days. Threats from both China and the U.S. to levy additional tarrifs on one other could soon effect each economy. It remains to be seen just how much of an impact this will have on the U.S. auto glass industry. We can only hope a resolution will be made in the not too distant future.

If you need to have your auto glass repaired or replaced, contact the pros at IAS Auto Glass. We offer mobile service at no extra cost. Call 952-797-4374 or visit or website for more details.